A number of SC and BC welfare organisations observed the 121st death anniversary of social reformist Jyothi Rao Phule here on Monday. Leaders and social activists garlanded Phule's statue at near the university on the occasion.

Speakers recalled the yeomen services rendered by the renowned social reformist for the emancipation of the downtrodden and the marginalised communities besides women.

The district administration observed the death anniversary of Jyothi Rao Phule here on Monday. Speaking at the meeting held at Ambedkar Bhavan, Joint Collector Vijaya Mohan paid rich tributes to Jyothi Rao Phule for his services in uplifting backward class people.

Collector Ramsankar Naik called upon backward class leaders to emulate the ideals of Jyothi Rao Phule who wanted to reform and uplift the downtrodden through education and political power.